Reference : GBR11170

ECI Engineer Technician

  • Technical Production
  • United Kingdom , Borough of Halton , Cheshire
  • Permanent / Regular

Position description

ECI Engineer Technician – Saint Gobain Interior Solutions – Site Based - Runcorn

At Saint-Gobain people matter to us, and we try to show that every day. As part of this, our aim is to create an enterprising and innovative working environment, where you have the opportunity to learn new skills, and develop your career. Did you know we have been awarded top UK & Global Employer 7 Years Running!?

Our purpose is to make the world a better home for all, by creating high performance drylining and insulation solutions that take care of people and the planet. We will do this with the expertise and know-how of British Gypsum, Celotex and Isover.

The Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions portfolio of brands brings our full range of solutions and knowledge together all under one roof. This strengthens our collective know-how and technical expertise to support our customers through the entirety of their projects.

Together we will help you to design sustainable environments and support the wellbeing of all of us. We will continue to build on our history of investment and innovation, whilst delivering solutions that have a positive impact, so that people and the planet flourish.

And we do all of this because we care about making the world a better home.


What skills and experience are we looking for?

First and foremost, attitude counts for a lot here at Saint-Gobain It is essential that the successful candidate is somebody with exposure to working in a heavy industrial or manufacturing environment. We also feel a positive attitude and a commitment to your learning and development are also extremely important.

The purpose of this position is to take responsibility for the safe and reliable operation of our electrical, controls, automation, and instrumentation systems at our Isover insulation production facility in Runcorn.

The preferred bias for the role is electrical controls, although you will also commission, configure and maintain a variety of machinery, process instrumentation, low voltage systems, as well as industrial networks.

You will maintain and repair our automation & control systems to improve process performance. This will be fundamental to the success of this role.

You will routinely collaborate with other member of the Engineering and Production teams to understand problems affecting reliability and production seeking to engineer them out through best practice, industry standard solutions and innovative engineering ideas.

 You will support the production teams by responding to breakdown and carrying out PPM tasks.

  • Completed a nationally recognised apprenticeship scheme including core electrical units, vocational and a technical qualification such as (NVQ’s/HNC/HND or equivalent) or other recognised qualifications at an equivalent level with proven experience within the field.
  • Recognised qualifications that cover safe isolation of electrical systems.
  • In depth knowledge and experience fault finding automated electromechanical, servo motion and machinery such as conveyor systems, robotics, motors, safety circuits, VFD’s with the ability to utilise existing knowledge and apply it to a variety of situations.
  • Experience in Reading PLC code with the ability to interpret and understand what effect this has on plant/machine control, good understanding of signal processing, control systems & fault finding in an industrial environment.
  • Produce innovative ideas to improve Plant reliability, capability, and performance with the ability to design and follow through to implementation.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of LV electrical systems required.
  • Experience working with HMI and SCADA systems, ideally Allen Bradley.
  • Experience working with industrial networks and fieldbus communication protocols such as Ethernet (TCP/IP, UDP, CANbus, ASIBus, PROFInet, PROFIbus, Modbus or similar).
  • A working knowledge of process instrumentation, maintenance, and calibration methods.
  • Conscientious, motivated individual with an enquiring mind, who can contribute to the continuous improvement of the engineering function.
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • IPAF License for Access Platform.
  • Experience in utilising Management of Change Procedures.
  • Holding an Authorised Persons or Senior Authorised Persons LV status.
  • HV Awareness and emergency switching to support any contingency plans. (Training can be given for the right candidate).

Additional Requirements

‘Making the world a better home’ – Saint-Gobain’s purpose, we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenged faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!

Flexible packages designed for you!

We know employees value different things more than others. As well as a great range of standard benefits we understand circumstances in life also change so flexibility through these changes is important. We give employees the ability to change and alter their package to match their needs. This flexibility is self-administered through our on-line employee hub called bubble! (Winner! UK & Ireland ‘Best Flexible Benefits Plan’ award at the Employee Benefits Awards 2020)

Are Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions an inclusive employer?

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland is home to some of the best known and respected companies in the construction sector including British Gypsum, Isover, Weber and Pasquill. We manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

We are an equal opportunities employer, we embrace diversity and are on a mission to make our organisation inclusive and accessible to all, we believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

We want to be a business that you’ll be proud to work for; one that is committed to improving people’s daily life, being responsible, doing the right thing, and to preserving the environment by embedding sustainability in all our businesses.

Apply Now to complete our quick application process and be a part of our future!


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